Friday, January 13, 2017

Predators beat Bruins 2-1

Boston Bruins @ Nashville Predators game recap video, on January 12, 2017.
Last night, the Bruins visited the Nashville Predators and couldn't get much of anything passed Predators goalie Juuse Saros. The Bruins ended up losing goalie Tuukka Rask to injury and the game 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. In the period, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was hit under his mask/in the throat area by a Roman Josi shot and left the game after that. Also in the period, Bruins Anton Blidh was given a 5-minute major and game misconduct for an interference hit/late hit on Predators Roman Josi.

In the second period, Predators Austin Watson scored, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead. Later, Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Predators Derek Grant and they had a really good back and forth fight until McQuaid put Grant down to the ice with an uppercut. Later, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Later, Predators Filip Forsberg scored, giving the Predators a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started in net and stopped all 3 shots he faced before leaving due to injury (he had 12:49 of ice time). Rask didn't get the decision and now has a 1.95 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season. Zane McIntyre played the rest of the game, making 14 saves on 16 shots. McIntyre is now 0-3-0-1 with a 3.75 GAA and a .863 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage and shots 36-19. The Predators led the game in hits 21-14 and blocked shots 22-10. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Predators went 0-for-1.

Frank Vatrano and Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 hits. John-Michael Liles led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Predators goalie Juuse Saros
2) Predators forward Austin Watson
3) Predators forward Filip Forsberg

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-18-5 with 49 points this season and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 13-8-5 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, at 1pm ET.

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